Textures. A Photography and Poetry prompt.

Textures. A Photography and Poetry prompt.

This week’s Photography and Poetry prompt is ‘Textures’. It could have been a tricky one but suddenly the inspiration hit me today. Occasionally I am quite reflective about my life and I look back at what could have been. Then I shake it off and realise that it is what was and there is nothing I can do to change it.

I believe that life is a pattern forming different shapes and textures at different points in time until, eventually, an imprint of you is left on the world. This comes in the shape of what you achieved, the things you have done and, of course, your family.  This is the image that I believes sums that up. A fossil. The words of the poem also do the same.

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I look across the rippled sky as the sun beats down
A tear falls slowly from my eye and my face it wears a frown
I’ve tried so hard now all my life to get to where I want to be
Somehow I got tied in knots and then I had to set me free

Sometimes happy, sometimes sad is the pattern of my being
I look upon the essence of my life and this is what I’m seeing
Ever changing like the wind as time it moves right on
I wonder what it would be like if I had sung a different song

But that was the path I’ve chosen and I can’t change it now
And when the curtain makes it’s close, I will nod and take a bow
Existence takes on a pattern and forms a story of it’s own
The textures of my being, as another seed is sown

Victoria Welton 24th February 2015

Prose for Thought

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  1. VaiChin @RamblingThroughParenthood
    February 27, 2015 / 12:10 pm

    That last line covered me in goosebumps. Beautiful photo and stunning words to go with a very intriguing concept.
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  2. Lucy @ bottlefor2
    February 27, 2015 / 10:00 am

    Not sure whether this makes me happy or sad. Lovely words again.Very reflective. I am still waiting a) to find the time and b) to be inspired for my Prose4T this week…. hopefully I’ll come up with something by Sunday so I can join in again. x
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  3. Wicked World of Lucas
    February 27, 2015 / 9:48 am

    Wow sweetie………….. Just beautiful xx #prose4t

  4. Nicola Young
    February 27, 2015 / 8:47 am

    Interesting analogy comparing life to textures. Such a reflective poem, but rather sad too. It speaks of regrets.
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  5. February 27, 2015 / 8:13 am

    Lovely reflective poem. I like reflecting back sometimes, but I like to remember it is in the past and we have a lot to look forward to too.
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  6. February 27, 2015 / 6:54 am

    Beautiful poem! I like the analogy of textures and the ups and downs of life. That’s exactly what it feels like sometimes.
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  7. February 26, 2015 / 11:15 pm

    Think this is one of your very best V. Apologies for not linking up for a while. A close family member was very unwell before Christmas. So life adds another layer of experience. I can really relate to your beautiful words & they have a gentle flow to them too. Clever you!

  8. Maddy@writingbubble
    February 26, 2015 / 10:04 am

    Lovely reflective piece – I particularly liked the last two lines. I love the idea of our lives as textures! xx
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  9. February 26, 2015 / 1:00 am

    Beautiful photo and poem – love the way you’ve reflected on the what-ifs and the line wondering what it would be like if you had “sung a different song” is lovely and fits so beautifully with the rhythm of the poem. I love the final line too.

  10. February 25, 2015 / 4:12 am

    Wow, you’re good … you’re excellent! What do you say to that? Love the poem, love the intro, love the depth, love the reflection it inspires, love the pic, love everything. The texture of our lives indeed; you’ve got me thinking about textures in a different way now. 🙂 Thanks for sharing! #PointShoot
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  11. When the Dust Settles
    February 24, 2015 / 6:36 pm

    You can really see the reflection in the poem, and the image gets you thinking. You’ve also done great at fitting texture into both, great work 🙂
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  12. Bloggermummylauren
    February 24, 2015 / 3:45 pm

    Beautiful. I think sometimes it is good to reflect, and it’s very easy to wonder ‘what if’ so long as you don’t regret your choices x
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  13. February 24, 2015 / 11:01 am

    Oh, this sounds a bit mournful 🙁 hope you are having a better time soon! I’m a strong believer in no regrets; once it’s done it’s done so move on and look forward to the next stage xxx
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    • February 24, 2015 / 11:14 am

      Thanks Steph! No, I’m fine 🙂 I would say that it is more reflective than mournful. Just having one of those days I guess. No regrets. Just ‘what ifs’ really. xx
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